Research Affiliates - Canadian & International

Abdie Kazemipur, former professor of sociology at University of Lethbridge, now at the Universty of Calgary.

He conducts research in the two broad areas of immigrant integration in Canada and the socio-cultural trends in the Middle East. Among many awards he has received are numerous research grants from SSHRC, as well as the Stephen Jarislowsky Research Chair at Memorial University. Abdie is the author of six books, with his seventh — a UBC Press publication on the integration of Muslim immigrants in Canada —  expected to be out by early 2014. He is currently working on another book manuscript on religious developments in Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, which has a signed contract with Wilfred-Laurier University Press.  

Research Interests: Social trends in Canada, with a heavy focus on the experiences of minorities and immigrants; and the socio-cultural trends in the Middle East, with a special focus on Iran.

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Assistant Professor in the School of Physical & Occupationall Therapy

Research Interests: Global Health, Global Health Governance, Political Economy and Public Health, Civil Society Organizations and Global Health, International Trade Agreements and Chronic Disease, The World Health Organization, Global Health Diplomacy.

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Dr. Heidi MacDonald is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Science, the University of Lethbridge.

Research Interests: Twentieth-Century Canada, The Great Depression, Atlantic Canada Studies, Development of the Social Welfare State, Women and Gender in Canada, Youth and the Transition to Adulthood, Catholicism in English Canada

Her current research focusses on youth during the Great Depression.


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Dr. Emery received a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University in 1988 and a PhD in economics from the University of British Columbia in 1993.  He  has taught at the University of Calgary since 1993, where he was a Professor of Economics and the Program Director, Health Policy in the School of Public Policy.  He was also the Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de polotiques. Currently (2016) Dr. Emery is at the University of New Brunswick as Vaughn Chair in Regional Economics.


Kevin McQuillan, recently appointed deputy provost, Jan. 1, 2014 at the University of Calgary is a native of Montreal, received his B.A. at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1977-2007 in the Department of Sociology and served as department head and Director of the Population Studies Centre. He moved to the University of Calgary as Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences in 2007. Following the creation of a new Faculty of Arts, he served as the first dean of the Faculty. He is currently a member of the Department of Sociology and a fellow of the School of Public Policy.

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(Director - Centre on Population Dynamics)

Prof. Clark is a demographer whose research focuses on gender, health, and life course transitions in sub-Saharan Africa.  After receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1999, Dr. Clark served as program associate at the Population Council in New York (1999 to 2002) and as an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago (2002 to 2006). In the summer of 2006, she joined the Department of Sociology at McGill as an Associate Professor.  Prof. Clark is the founding Director of the Centre on Population Dynamics and also directs the CFI-funded Life History, Health, and HIV/AIDS data laboratory

Research Areas

Social demography; family dynamics; child well-being; HIV/AIDS; adolescent transitions; and life course methods.

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Dr. Shirley Hsaio-Li Sun studies family, population and genomic medicine in global contexts. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for AY2014-2015, while on sabbatical leave from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where she is an Associate Professor of Sociology. She is a graduate of New York University, and the author of Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens (Routledge, 2012).

Tier 2 CRC in Migration & Ethnic Relations

Haan uses ‘big data’ to understand how people respond to changes in industry: do they move when their plant closes? Do they rely on social assistance? Answers will inform debates on a wide range of topics, including employment insurance, labour market development, immigration and, more generally, the role of governments and citizens in a post-industrial welfare state.

Dr. Tom Noseworthy is Associate Chief Medical Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks & Clinical Care Pathways, Alberta Health Services.  He is also Director, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Professor (Health Policy and Management) and Head, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. In 2007, he was named by the Governor General as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to medicine and health care policy.

Dr. Constantine E. Passaris, is Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick, Chair of the New Brunswick Advisory Board on Population and a Member of the Academic Scientific Board for the International Institute of Advanced Economic and Social Studies( Italy).


Research Interests: Population economics, immigration, multiculturalism, globalization, economic governance, public policy.


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